Meet the Trustees
Meet Western's Board of Trustees
Appointed December 2016 • Term expires December 2020
A lifelong resident of Colorado, Keith Kennedy is the U.S. Director for Business Development at iCardiac Technologies. Kennedy works with fortune 500 pharmacuetical companies providing respiratory and cardiac safety diagnostic equipment used in clinical research. He has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry for almost 20 years. Kennedy graduated from Western State College Colorado in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration. In addition to igniting his passion for business, his time at Western also deepened his love for skiing and cycling which he still enjoys to this day. Kennedy married his college sweetheart, Donna Anderson in 1990 and has two wonderful children, Kelsey a graduate of Colorado State University and Dakota Kennedy who is currently attending Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. He has several industry publications and previously served on the Colorado Association of Family Physicians Board.
Dr. John Hausdoerffer
A Western alumnus from 1996 (History), Dr. John Hausdoerffer is the executive director of the Center for Environment and Sustainability at Western. He also serves as a Professor of Environment & Sustainability and Philosophy, as well as the founding director of the Master in Environmental Management program. Dr. Hausdoerffer has published two books: Catlin's Lament: Indians, Manifest Destiny, and the Ethics of Nature and Wildness: Relations of People and Place (co-edited with Gavin Van Horn). His wife Karen also teaches at Western, and they are raising two daughters (Atalaya and Sol) in Gunnison and the surrounding mountains.